What does Sport Compact performance really mean. We put four of these little speedsters to the test. Competing for the title: From Japan we have two entries...the Honda Civic Si, and the Supercharged Scion TC, representing Germany its the Volkswagen "Obey your fast" GTI, and from the good old USA its the Supercharged Chevy Cobalt wearing the SS badge.
Each contestant was fitted with front-wheel drive, a manual transmission, and a four-cylinder engine that makes around 200 horsepower. Here is how they did...
Lexus GS300 Crash
On her way to lunch, a Lexus driver reaches for her cell phone, causing her
car to veer off the 405 freeway, launch thru the air, take out a highway
sign, jump across a ditch, go thru one chain link fence, then finally come
to a stop against another chain link fence. The driver was lucky to only
suffer minor injures in what could have easily been a deadly accident.
CarTV Infiniti M45 Video Review
The 2006 Infiniti M is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sports sedan, available
in 5 trims, ranging from the 35 Luxury to the 45 Sport. Upon introduction,
the 35 Luxury is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 280-horsepower engine that
achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. The 45 Sport is
equipped with a standard 4.5-liter, V8, 335-horsepower engine that
achieves 17-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic
transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. The 2006 Infiniti M
is redesigned for 2006.